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i4UADAY, ArUlb 17, 1953




Schools Will
Hold Fiesta
On Campus
Approvmately 800 high school
and college students in Michigan
will visit the campus to celebrate
the Hispanic Fiesta Wednesday
and Thursday.
The Fiesta, initiated five years
ago to broaden language learning,
includes a Spanish play, an arts
and crafts exhibit and a Spanish-
American musical variety show.
This year's Spanish play will be
"Una Viuda Dificil" written by
Conrado Nale Roxlo, a contem-
porary humorist - playwright. The
play, "The Difficult Widow" cen-
ters around a man who confesses
to have murdered seven people.
Comical Intrigue
The mayor of the Argentinan
town, where the action takes place,
will permit the criminal to go free
on the condition someone offers
to marry him. The widow, bitter
from past experience, consents to
marry the murderer.
Action develops as the widow,
played by Barbara Bandler and the
criminal, portrayed by John Har-
gis entangle in comic intrigue.
The play will be presented at
Lydia Mendolsohn Theater, Wed-
nesday at 8 p.m. and Thursday at
4:15 and 8 p.m.
This year, according to Prof.
Anthony Pasquariello, director if
the play, the cast will perform at
the Spanish Fiesta at Bowling
Green State University, Bowling
Green, Ohio.
Peruvian Heads on Display
Shrunken heads from Peru, cer-
emonial masks, Indian dolls and
jewelry, textiles and clothing from
Mexico and Quatamala will pro-
vide the second major attraction
of the Fiesta.
The Hispanic arts and crafts
loaned by people from the Uni-
versity and Ann Arbor will be ex-
hibited at the Oriental Gallery,
Alumni Memorial Hall, from 1 to
5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through
A third feature of the Fiesta will
be a variety show of Spanish and
Spanish-American music perform-
ed largely by foreign students. The
show is being organized by the
English Language Institute and
Spanish Club.
The Fiesta under the chairman-
ship of Alfred Triolo, is sponsored
by the Spanish Club and Romance
Languages department.
Try our Personnel - Work-
manship Service - Hair-
No waiting at.
The Daseola Barbers
near Michigan Theatre

Briton Describes Student Tour of Africa

Board Gets
Bias Charge

"The warmth of the welcome
the delegation received every-
where was overwhelming."
Reporting on a three month
tour of Africa, England's repre-
sentative Geoffrey Kean contin-
ued, "The desire for contact with
and knowledge about other stu-
dents is very strong."
With three other teammates
from the United States, Norway
and Costa Rica, Kean lived in
student hostels where there was
a great deal of opportunity for
talk and discussion with African
Sponsored by the International
Student Conference of which the
United States Student Association
is a member, the trip included vis-
its to Sudan, Uganda, Belgian
Congo, Nigeria, Gold Coast, Li-
beria and Sierra Leone.
Few College Students
In Africa, where education is
still in early development stages,
the delegation discovered that the
number of students attending uni-
versities and colleges is pitifully
small. In Nigeria, for example,
only 754 out of a total of 31,000,-
000 attend high level institutions.
Racial population in the univer-
sities is almost entirely African.
At Makerere College, all the 480
students are African with the ex-
ception of five Asians and one Eu-
Kean said the staffs of a ma-
jority of the colleges were domi-
nantly European, although a defi-
nite attempt at Africanization had
been made in the British terri-
Many Students in Activities
During its tour the delegation
discovered nearly all African stu-
dents live in residence halls on the
campus and that student organi-
zations seem to spring up as soon
as a new school is completed.
At Lovanium, completed in Oc-
tober, 1954, there is already a five
man student council as well as ac-
tivitiesranging from drama to de-
Among the many everpresent
barriers which confront the Afri-
can student is the language prob-
lem. Since they come from varied
tribal backgrounds to attend uni-
versities where the instructors are
of a different nationality, lack of
a common tongue proves a genu-
ine academic difficulty.
- Must Speak Foreign Tongue
"Under t h e circumstances,"
Kean explained, "adoption of a
European language is the best, but
at the same time it constitutes a.
real burden for some of the stu-
dents." -Each of Africa's colleges
requires satisfactory mastery of
either French or English as a. pre-
requisite for admission.
Most African students are sup-
ported by grants. Some receive aid
f r o m government scholarships
which cover all expenses includ-
ing pocket money. Other students,
particularly those in the British
territories, have already begun
work in government service and,
are sent back on salary to obtain
further qualifications..
"All the students are strongly



nationally conscious, and political
affairs occupy much of their at-
tention," Kean disclosed. Apart
from the Sudan, however, the del-
egates found no interest expressed
in Communism.
Want Student Contact
African students were extremely
concerned about coming in con-
tact with their contemporaries in
other countries and learning more
about how they live and think.
Some have already made contact
with other countries through the
ISC, and it is hoped that all terri-
tories recently visited by the group
will have representatives at the
next conference.
But, African students' interna-

tional interests are already limited
by two factors. Since the students
have only a limited amount of
funds available even postage costs
are, an expensive proposition.
Because most of the Africans
live in colonial countries, the idea
of international contact is viewed
with suspicion and passports are
difficult to obtain.
Presenting his own views on the
problem, Kean commented, "any-
thing that can help break down
the barriers that exist between
students in Africa and other coun-
tries . .. can only be to the good,
not only to the students in Africa
or their newly emerging countries,
but of the whole world."




Body in Space," an article con-
cerned with the physical dangers
of space travel, the Technic's
April issue will go on sale tomor-
row at the Engine Arch, East Hall
and East Engine.
Price is 25 cents.
* * *,
Michigan Technic Publications
Board consists of Sheldon Levin,
'57E, editor, Joe Santa, '57E, Man-
aging Editor and Bob Patterson,
'57E, Business Manager.
Department heads are Ian Mac-
Donald, '56E, Advertising Man-
ager, Ched Fine, '58E, Circulation
Manager, Howie Urou, '58E, Ar-
ticles Editor, Sandy Milne, '58E,
Publications Manager and Dick
Schreiber, '56E, Features Editor.
* * *
AGNES E. MEYER, noted au-
thor and reporter, will speak on
"The Press As Servant of Light
Dutter To Discuss
Waring Concert
Fred Waring Glee Club concert
will be discussed on "Dateline Ann
Arbor" at 6:45 p.m. tomorrow over
WPAG-TV by George S. Dutter,
';5Bad, a member of the Universi-
ty Men's Glee Club.
Several acts from Junior Girls'
Play, presented on campus last
month, will be featured on "310
Weekly" at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow.
"The Four Meanest Men in the
West," the second story in an or-
iginal series featuring "Coyote
Cal," will be seen on "Storytime"
at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The story
was written by Carol North, '57.
Larry Clamage, Grad., will play
Coyotte Cal.

Engraved Stationery
Wedding Invitations
Fine selection of everyday

and Progress" at 3 p.m. Tuesday in
Auditorium A, Angell Hall.
Mrs. Meyer reports on social
problems for the Washington Post
and Times-Herald.
She wrote "Journey Through
Chaos" in 1944, a collection of ar-
ticles on housing, educational and
health facilities for American war
workers during the Second
World War.
* * *
FACULTY of the College of En-
gineering will raeet at 4:15 p.m.
Tuesday in Rm. 348 West Engi-
neering Bldg.
Discussion will center around the
Science Engineering Council which
will be presented by Prof. Robert
R. White of the chemical and met-
allurgical engineering department.
The Engineering College-Industry
Program will also be on the agen-
da with the discussion lead by
Prof. Harold A. Ohlgren of the
Chemical Engineering department.
* * *
Hour at 1 p.m. WWJ-TV will fea-
ture a program for "grandstand
Head footballcoach Bennie Oos-
terbaan will be the guest of H. O.
"Fritz" Crisler, Director of Ath-
letics at the University and host
on the new series "Know Your
naval architecture and marine en-
gineering in 1955 from the Univer-
sity will be interviewed tomorrow
by representatives of Humble Oil
and Refining Company.
Representatives are interested in
students graduating at all degree
levels. Students can agrange per-
sonal interviews through the of-
fice of John G. Young, assistant
to the dean, College of Engineer-
* * *
joined the staff of the League un-
dergraduate office this week as as-
sistant social director.
With the other assistant social
director, Beverly Alexander, Mrs.
Wissenberg's job is to assist social
director Ethel A. McCormick.
Mrs. Wissenberg received her
degree in economics last spring.
She was president of the Women's
Athletic Association and a mem-
ber of Wyvern and Mortarboard

Of -even complaints received,
the Ann Arbor Anti-Discrimina-
tion Board has cleared up three
of them, while the remaining four
are still under investigation.
The board, whose aim is reduc-
ing the venom of racial and re-
ligious prejudice in the Ann Ar-
bor community, helped bring about
a policy change in a near-campus
clothing store. It is also found
complaints against two beauty
shops were unfounded.
Four complaints remain. Two
of them concern restaurants, and
two pertain to "areas under Uni-
versity authority."
Complaint against the clothing
store game to the board's atten-
tion in November, 1954. The store
refused to let Negroes try on
Set Test Situation
The board set up a test situa-
tion and had witnesses on hand
to observe. The test proved that
the complaint was valid.
Members of the board went to
work on the store owners, and aft-
er five months, the store agreed to
a policy change. Diana Hewitt,
'55, student member of the board,
said that the change was being
carried out and that Negroes were
no longer discriminated against.
In the beauty shop complaints,
the board discovered upon investi-
gation that there was no question
of racial discrimination involved.
Both complaints concerned inci-
dents which had occurred from
six months to a year prior to the
board's notification of them.
Charges Being Investigated
The charges against the two
restaurants were received by the
board about a month ago and are
still being worked on. Only one
restaurant is near the campus
area. A year-old incident is the
basis of one complaint, while the
second is very recent.
One of the University com-
plaints came up last spring. It
has been looked into and is now
being worked on, as is the second.
University Vice-President James
A. Lewis, a member of the board,
has been very helpful in these
cases, Miss Hewitt said.
Under SGC Consideration
The Anti-Discrimination Board
was formed by the Student Legis-
laturerand is now under consider-
ation ofacceptance by Student
Government Council. SGC has
taken over all committees of the
now defunct SL, and in the next
few weeks will weed out the ones
it wants to keep. Miss Hewitt is
very hopeful of approval.
New student members of the
board are: Art Saxe, '57, Susan
Levy, '56, Maorie Frogel, '56,
and Tim Reardon, '57. Miss Hew-
itt has been a member of the
board since it was formed, and
will continue in an advisory ca-
pacity during the transition stage
of the new members.
College Fee
Burdens May
Be Lightened
College and university students
may be aided by a new tax credit
plan proposed by the Amierican
Council on Education.
The new plan provides that 30
percent of student tuition and fees
actually paid by the taxpayer be
applied as a tax credit on the
amount of income taxes otherwise
Under this arrangement, a fam-
ily spending $500 in tuition could
deduct $150 from his federal tax

Increasing cost of college edu-
cation, extraordinary expense to
families during college years, and
the manpower shortage in profes-
sions requiring special training
make such an arrangement highly
desirable, the council points out.
Fewer higher-income families
would, according to the plan, re-
quire scholarships, leaving addi-
tional funds for lower-income





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